Understanding ObamaCare’s Enrollment Numbers

ObamaCare enrollments can be looked at in a few ways: current Marketplace enrollments, current insured under the ACA, and total average insured for the calendar year. Depending on how we are looking at the numbers, and what other factors we take into account, the answer to, “how many people enrolled in ObamaCare” changes. For instance…

Health Insurance Premium

What is a Health Insurance Premium? Your health insurance premium is the amount paid to an insurer, typically per month, for a health plan. Tax Credits are available to lower monthly premiums through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you have coverage through work, your employer typically pays part of your premium. Let’s look a little more…

Catastrophic Health Plans

If you are under 30 or obtained a “hardship exemption” you qualify for a high deductible, low premium, catastrophic plan. Catastrophic health plans are the cheapest plan you can get that counts as minimum essential coverage. Catastrophic plans can be good for those who want cheap, barebones care. Catastrophic plans tend to trade a low…

Walmart and ObamaCare

ObamaCare’s impact on Walmart seem to have brought a new business opportunity, and a sad day for employees. Walmart cut back benefits for part-time workers in an effort to cut healthcare costs before the looming 2015 mandate to insure full-time workers. The end result of Walmarts reaction to ObamaCare for the employees won’t be too…

Enrollment Numbers Outside Marketplace

Get the Facts on Who Signed Up For Health Insurance Outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace Between 15-25 million enrolled outside of the marketplace in 2014. Let’s take a look at enrollment numbers outside of ObamaCare’s marketplace. In 2013 over 15 million people enrolled in private health plans. In 2014 about 4.7 million were estimated…

Medicare Enrollment Dates

Medicare Open Enrollment Medicare open enrollment is the time when you can enroll in Medicare.  Medicare Part A, B, C, D, and Medigap have different enrollment period dates. Below we will review all the Medicare open enrollment dates and attempt to provide every detail and answer in the simplest way possible. When in doubt go to Medicare.gov or…

Short Term Health Insurance

Everything You Need To Know About Short Term Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act Short term health insurance is meant to provide temporary health coverage. Short term plans don’t have to offer all of ObamaCare’s benefits and protections. Pros and Cons of Short Term Health Insurance The pros and cons of short term health…

SHOP Exchange: Small Business Health Options Program

The Small Business Health Insurance Marketplace Employers can use the SHOP Marketplace (Small Business Health Options Program) to get lower costs on group plans and claim tax credits. In 2015, employers with less than 50 full-time equivalent workers (FTE) can use the SHOP. In 2016, the SHOP opens for businesses with 100 or less FTE. FACT:…

Qualified Health Plan

What is a Qualified Health Plan? Under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) is a health plan certified by the marketplace to meet new benefit and cost sharing standards. Qualified Health Plans include all the metal plans sold on the marketplace and count as minimum essential coverage. Let’s take a look…

How to Buy Health Insurance

Guide to Buying Health Insurance: How Health Insurance Works Our guide to buying health insurance walks you through how health insurance works and how to buy health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). Below we take a look at how ObamaCare affects buying health care plans, different ways to buy health insurance under…

Types of Health Insurance Plans

The Types of Health Insurance Plans Sold On and Off of ObamaCare’s Marketplace There are four types of health insurance plans available through ObamaCare’s Marketplace. They are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum health insurance plans. These Qualified Health Plans represent four tiers of coverage and are sometimes referred to as “metal plans” due to their…

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

How to Use Your State’s Health Insurance Marketplace to Buy “Affordable” Health Insurance ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace, or ObamaCare Marketplace, is your State’s price comparison website for subsidized health insurance under the ACA. The following guide will explain the marketplace and how you, your family, and your business can compare health plans and qualify for…

Health Insurance Exchange Guide

The Health Insurance Exchanges Explained: A Complete Unbiased Guide to the ObamaCare Health Insurance Marketplace. Our Health Insurance Exchange Guide makes using ObamaCare’s Health Insurance Marketplace easy. Get how-to’s, tips and tricks on using the marketplace. Our guide covers everything from applying for premium tax credits and out-of-pocket cost assistance, to comparing qualifying health plans,…

About Health Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Health Insurance for 2015 and Beyond We take an in-depth look at health insurance in the US, including how it works, what key health insurance terms mean, and how ObamaCare changes things. We touch on every detail you need to know to understand the complex gateway to health care in…

¿Qué es ObamaCare?

¿Qué es ObamaCare | Qué es la Ley de Cuidados de la Salud Asequibles (Affordable Care Act)? ObamaCare (Ley de Cuidados de la Salud Asequibles o Affordable Care Act) es una reforma de salud en E.E.U.U. que extiende y mejora el acceso a los cuidados de salud y disminuye el gasto mediante regulaciones e impuestos.…

Datos Sobre Obamacare: Plan de Salud ObamaCare Español

ObamaCare Facts 2020: Nosotros te decimos los hechos, no los puntos de discusión Plan Salud ObamaCare en Español; Les presentamos los Datos Sobre el Plan de Salud de ObamaCare en español. Nosotros te decimos los hechos, no los puntos de discusión. Conozca los hechos de ObamaCare (la Ley de Protección a Pacientes y Cuidados de…

Supreme Court ObamaCare | Ruling on ObamaCare

A Summary of Supreme Court Cases Pertaining to the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court ObamaCare; ObamaCare has been taken to the Supreme Court once already for repeal. Aside from ObamaCare’s Supreme Court rulings, the Affordable Care Act has seen over 50 repeal attempts by the house and senate. IMPORTANT UPDATE: A Texas federal judge ruled the Affordable Care…

State Health Insurance Exchange: State Run Exchanges

Learn About Your State’s Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace ObamaCare’s state Health Insurance Exchanges are open for business. Find your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace and apply for health coverage now. Use the comprehensive list of state-based marketplaces (also called exchanges) found below to find your state’s exchange or to find out if your state uses the…

ObamaCare Special Enrollment Period

Qualifying for Coverage Outside of Open Enrollment A special enrollment period is a period outside of open enrollment in which you can get coverage due to qualifying life events. You may qualify for special enrollment if you have certain “qualifying life events” like a change in family status (having a baby, getting married, adoption, etc), losing…

Single Payer Health Care

What is Single Payer Health Care? Single payer health care is a health care system where a “single” fund pays for health care costs (rather than private insurers). There are many different ways single payer can work, but the general idea is 1. to create a universal healthcare system (a system that covers everyone) where, 2.…

ObamaCare Pre-existing Conditions

No More Pre-existing Conditions Since 2014 ObamaCare eliminated pre-existing conditions starting in 2014. No more pre-existing conditions means you can’t be denied coverage, charged more, or denied treatment based on health status. Considering 1 in 2 Americans has a health condition that qualifies as a pre-existing condition, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) doing away with pre-existing…

ObamaCare and Women: ObamaCare Women’s Health Services

ObamaCare Ensures Women Get Equal Health Care Rights and Improved Women’s Health Services How Does ObamaCare Benefit Women? ObamaCare gives women access to guaranteed preventive women’s health services with no copayment or coinsurance even if they haven’t met their deductible. See: Preventive care benefits for women at HealthCare.gov for a list of services covered. Before the Affordable…

ObamaCare Website

Updates on the ObamaCare Website (HealthCare.Gov) The official ObamaCare website, that is the official health insurance marketplace website under the Affordable Care Act, is HealthCare.gov. We explain the history of HealthCare.Gov and how it works. The History of the Health Insurance Marketplace The health insurance marketplace was created by the Affordable Care Act as a…

ObamaCare Subsidies

ObamaCare Subsidies – Premium and Out-of-Pocket Cost Assistance on Marketplace Plans Explained ObamaCare subsidies save you money on your premium and out-of-pocket expenses based on income. Subsidies are only available on plans sold on the Marketplace. Let’s take a look at what subsidies are, how they work, and how you can apply for free or…

How to Sign up For ObamaCare

How to Sign up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act To sign up for ObamaCare go to HealthCare.Gov or find your state’s health insurance marketplace, create an account, then enroll in a plan. Sign up for ObamaCare during open enrollment. Directions for signing up, details on cost assistance, fees, enrollment periods, and information…